Becker's Healthcare November 30, 2022
From GI tech to payer behavior, here are three ASC leaders on the industry:
Question: Are you seeing payers moving procedures to the ASC setting, or are you seeing more obstacles to securing reimbursements?
Laren Tan, MD. Chair of Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health’s Department of Medicine. There are definitely more policies and obstacles being issued by payers that nudge patient care in obtaining treatments outside the hospital settings. At times the preauthorization can be complex, which leads to not only clinician frustration but also a complicated patient experience.
It is understandable why payers are moving procedures to the ASC setting. Still, it also highlights the complexity of our healthcare environment and the increasing challenge it is and will...